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October 2018

Stephanie Ackler

Stephanie Ackler named to the ranking of Top Wealth Advisors Moms by Working Mother Magazine

New York, NY. October 10, 2018 –Stephanie Ackler, Senior Portfolio Manager of Ackler Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors in NYC, has been recognized as a 2018 Top Wealth-Advisor Mom by Working Mother Magazine.

“It’s an honor to be named to this ranking,” Ackler said. “Each day, I show up with one goal in mind – helping my clients succeed financially so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of living. It is quite an honor to be recognized for doing what I love to do.”

The Working Mother’s Top Women Wealth Advisors algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management (AUM), revenue and other criteria identified by SHOOK Research, LLC, (note: SHOOK does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking; investment performance is not a criterion).

Ackler Wealth Management Sponsors Cancer Wellness Expo in NYC

I am so excited and delighted to be working with Cancer Wellness Expo in NYC. This event will bring together leading experts, visionaries, and inspirational speakers for conversations about the unique issues that women with cancer face and the benefits of a holistic approach to their care and wellness. I am looking forward to the opportunity to engage in discussions with women around holistic wellness, including their financial wellness. This is a very special cause and an event that Ackler Wealth Management is proud to sponsor.

Cornelia Levy-Bencheton

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Our FinTech Co-chair, Cornelia Levy-Bencheton has co-authored the book Smart Cities Smart Future, set for release on October 30th.

Smart Cities, Smart Future describes the impact of smart city projects on people in towns, cities and nations around the world. The book includes descriptions of ongoing smart city projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Pre-order is available at major book sellers.



September 2018

Raleigh Mayer

Raleigh Mayer, was featured in the Leading Women in Business: New York section of O, The Oprah Magazine and Entrepreneur in the article Getting to Gravitas. Raleigh helps advance her client’s careers through her understanding of executive presence and effective communication.

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June 2018

Rebecca Lerner

Rebecca Lerner, a managing director and wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch in New York City, was named to 2018’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” by Barron’s Magazine. The ranking reflects assets under management, revenue and the quality of the advisor’s practice.

Earlier in 2018, Rebecca was recognized by Forbes as a top woman wealth advisor. Rebecca started at Merrill Lynch in 1997, and has been helping high net worth clients achieve their financial goals through comprehensive planning for every stage of their lives. She resides in Brooklyn with her family.


April 2018

Marline Alexander

Karen C. Altfest

Long-time Members Karen Altfest and Marline Alexander are recognized by Crain’s  as 2018 Notable Women in Finance.

The annual Crain’s New York Business listing of “Notable Women in Finance in NYC” recognizes women financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding and impactful leadership in their firms as well as their local communities.

Congratulations to Karen and Marline for their leadership and commitment to the FWA!

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December 2017

Christine Li-Auyeung

Marietta Bottero

Members Christine Li-Auyeung and Marietta Bottero are both featured in the article “How to Get a Job on Wall Street when your family is poor,” published by Efinancial careers.

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September 2017

Arianna Georgiadis holding her LIBN 30 Under 30 award flanked by Jill Schneider (r) and Vivian Breier (l). All three members are the co-chairs of the FWA-Long Island committee.

On September 12th, Arianna Georgiadis was an honoree at Long Island Business News’s (LIBN) 30 under 30 awards dinner. Quite an accomplishment for Arianna, who at age 25 is recognized  for her business accomplishments.  The FWA congratulates Arianna on her achievement.

Well done!

View the 30 on 30 Photo Gallery and the LIBN 30 Under 30 program.








Local NJ-Based Marketing Consultant Featured on MSNBC’s “Your Business”
JJ Ramberg interviews Maria Semple of The Prospect Finder LLC for her best email marketing tips.

BRIDGEWATER, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – FWA Member and NJ-based Marketing Consultant Maria Semple was interviewed by MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg for an upcoming episode of “Your Business” which is scheduled to air on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 7:30 am ET. As President of The Prospect Finder LLC and author of Magnify Your Business, Maria shared her expertise at the August NY NOW Expo at the Javits Center in New York City where she also discussed small business email marketing tips for refining online marketing strategies with JJ Ramberg.

During the interview, Semple stressed the continued importance of email marketing for small businesses as it still elicits a very high return on investment for their marketing dollars and enhances other online marketing efforts. “It’s important to remember that email marketing is permission-based marketing,” noted Semple. “You don’t want to be perceived as a spammer, so make sure you’re compliant with email marketing laws and use a service provider that will also enable you to segment your list for targeted communications.”

For the full interview, tune into MSNBC on Sunday, September 24th at 7:30 am, or visit  after the air date.

July 2017

Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that Carrie Maylor DiCanio, an attorney in the firm’s New York office and co-chair of Anderson Kill’s Women’s Network, has been promoted to Shareholder.

Ms. DiCanio is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group and Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group and is co-chair of Anderson Kill’s Women’s Network. She has recovered valuable insurance proceeds for corporate policyholders in state and federal courts throughout the United States and advised clients extensively on pre-litigation insurance matters. She has represented global retailers, financial services companies, technology companies, energy companies and governmental entities in D&O, environmental, product liability and property claims.Ms. DiCanio also has represented telecom companies, global manufacturers and hedge funds in antitrust and securities matters.

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